Recommended times for Delta 400 (old) in Rodinal : LUSENET : B&W Photo - Film & Processing : One Thread

I have a large bottle of Rodinal that I wish to use up and would like to try it with the old Delta 400. Is this a good developer for film?

I have used Xtol 1:2 with the old Delta 400 and it works great, however I would prefer to use a more reliable developer.


-- sam smith (, November 28, 2001


That should read "Is Rodinal a good developer for this film?"

-- sam smith (, November 28, 2001.

I wouldn't recommend Rodinal with Delta 400. I didn't like the look, and grain was big. If you're looking for a reliable developer, use HC-110. I use it all the time, and it's consistent and easy to control. If you're OK with powders, there's always good old D76 or Ilford ID-11. These are reliable as hell and it's easy to get consistent controllable results with all three developers I've mentioned.

-- Vincent (, November 28, 2001.

Rodinal is one of my 2 main developers, but I've had bad results developing the older Delta 400 in it, rather grainy, and a noticable base fog (grey-ish film) I probably developed at a temp too high, but after 2 ruined rolls, I've developed Delta 400 in other chems.

-- Jeff Callen (, December 05, 2001.

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